Land Rover has appointed two senior recruits to strengthen its global communications team in the wake of its takeover by Ford in April.
Former manager of plans and programmes at Ford, Kay Francis, has been appointed to the newly-created position of corporate communications manager, worldwide.
Former Nissan PR head, Andrew Roberts, joins Land Rover on 4 December as product communications manager, worldwide.
The two new roles have been created by Land Rover's global director of communications and public affairs, Gavin Green, who was appointed in June (PR Week, 9 June). Both Francis and Roberts will report to Green.
Francis has a brief to lead corporate and internal communications, alongside public affairs.
'The company is going through a period of change right now and it's increasingly important that communications from all sides are co-ordinated and works as effectively as possible,' said Francis.
Ex-Volvo manager of media relations, Fiona Pargeter, has replaced Francis at Ford.
Land Rover appointed Roberts from rival Nissan just days before he was due to take up a new European position as manager of communications, research and development.
Nissan is currently recruiting to replace Roberts.